Recap: The private plane carrying King Galen and his rescuers arrives in Denver to a tarmac packed with reporters. The first to deplane is Alexis - in a stunning, fur trimmed white coat ensemble - followed by Dex. Alexis tells the press that King Galen is doing great...and while that's happening, Blake and Amanda are watching the news coverage on TV at Carrington manor. Blake chuckles admiringly and tells Amanda there's nothing her tenacious mother can't do, then assures her that things will get easier with Prince Michael now that his father is safe. Amanda smiles weakly and unconvincingly agrees with her daddy that from now on things are going to be happy.
At the Delta Rho, Rita tells George Hamilton and Sammy Jo that Blake has become so concerned about her pretend headache that's been preventing her from fulfilling her wifely duties (ew), that he's insisting she see a doctor. George Hamilton perks up at that tidbit and decides 'why not cast myself in the role of Dr. Travers?' and says he can use the opportunity to get access to the mansion. Sammy Jo rolls her eyes and says she really just wants to get her inheritance money so she can get the hell outa town, but George Hamilton points out that she can't exactly transfer the entire inheritance at once 'cause it'll ring alarm bells. He then reminds both ladies that he's appointed himself the sole decision maker of this nefarious scheme and that they both need to shut up and do whatever he thinks is best.
Amanda arrives at the hospital with Blake...and when she sees Alexis hanging with Prince Michael and Dex, she cries, "Mummy!" and runs over to hug her, then hugs Dex. Prince Michael scrunches his face angrily, then thanks Dex for his courage in rescuing the king before snarking at him to stay the hell away from his wife. Dex responds by assuring him that there's nothing [at this moment] going on between him and Amanda, and storms off. A few seconds later, the doctor informs Prince Michael that his father is awake and asking to see him, and Prince Michael bitchily tells Amanda that he wants to visit with the king alone.
Prince Michael clutches his father's hand, and the two weep with joy that they were both able to make it safely to the U.S. King Galen asks his son how things are going with his hot new wife, and Prince Michael pretends that everything is A-OK and refers to her as "a wonderful wife".
Blake informs Alexis that Fallon is alive and well and starring in Dynasty's wretched spin-off show, The Colbys, and Alexis is all, "Wha-a-a-a?!" and dramatically shakes her head from side to side - LOL - as she cries, "I must go see her!" Blake cautions against that and explains that Fallon is suffering from amnesia and has no idea who she or anyone in her family is, and that the doctors warn that she's so fragile she might go over the edge if anyone tries to push her too hard. Alexis agrees to keep her distance and focus on the problems of her other daughter: Amanda and her shitty marriage.
George Hamilton brings Krystle a tray of food and admonishes her for not eating the previous meal he brought for her. Krystle notices the fancy suit he's wearing and asks him where's going all dressed up...and he tells her he's making a house call, wishes her bon appetite, then stares at her all weird and spacey before exiting the attic.
George Hamilton arrives at Carrington manor and introduces himself to the staff as Dr. Travers. Rita/Krystle greets him and pretends as though they're meeting for the first time, and then the two head upstairs for her fake appointment.
Dominique complains to Blake that someone in Los Angeles has been buying up lots of stock in her record company, and Blake assumes it's Charlton Heston and that he's doing it to drive a wedge between them. Sounds like a boring use of his time and resources, but OK. As Dominique heads out, she runs into Adam, who tells her he's working on a dossier on Garrett Boydston and would appreciate any intel she's able to share. Dominique haughtily retorts, "I'm not in the dossier business" and says he'll have to find his spy elsewhere...and Adam's like, "Er, OK..?" and asks if she's being so weird about this 'cause she heard about Blake disinheriting him. Dominique assures him that her nonsensical bitchitude has absolutely nothing to do with that, then explains that she knew Garrett a long time ago, but considers him a closed book which she has no desire to "reread".
Claudia is playing on the piano with Danny when Sammy Jo enters the room looking peeved. As Danny and his nanny exit the scene for an off camera treat, Sammy Jo warns Claudia not to get too close to her son...and Claudia snaps back that she became close to the tot while she (Sammy Jo) was too busy bumming around New York to do any parenting. Sammy Jo bitchily declares that since she's no longer Steven's wife she has no business being at Carrington manor anymore, and Claudia says that since she's now Adam's wife, she has every right. Sammy Jo tells her to shove it with her "airs", says that a wedding band doesn't mean much around here, and smugly adds, "You're still a nobody." Claudia chuckles about the richness of that remark coming from a gold digging hussy such as herself, and Sammy Jo's like, "Whatever" and decides that among the two of them she's "the winner" 'cause she's now a rich person with her own power, and doesn't have to live on others' handouts. Claudia somehow refrains from pointing out that she's only rich 'cause of an inheritance she got from her late bio dad (who she knew for about five minutes), and that he put Krystle in charge of disbursing it 'cause he assumed that, left to her own devices, his idiot spawn would stupidly squander the cash.
George Hamilton admires the priceless artwork hanging in the master bedroom and tells Rita that this mansion is a gold mine, and far more valuable than Sammy Jo's piddly inheritance. Rita says that her biggest concern these days is how to avoid getting boned by Blake, and points out that she can't keep pretending to have the same headache every night. George Hamilton replies, "Maybe you should sleep with him" and an insulted Rita's all, "Wha-a-a-a?!" and cries, "I thaaght you luhved me!" George Hamilton swiftly backtracks and pretends to agree that it's far too risky for her to bump uglines with Blake, and coos about how he really truly wants her all to himself. As the two get into some intense smooching action, Little Blake enters the room and looks aghast at the amorous spectacle...and Rita/Krystle explains that she was giving her pretend doctor a kiss 'cause it's his birthday. Little Blake looks doubtful and flees the room, and Rita tells George Hamilton she's worried he's going to tell someone he saw them kissing...and he ominously orders her to see to it that he doesn't.
Alexis drops by Adam's office to sign some papers for the pipeline deal and express her worry about the growing friction between him and Steven now that he's married to Claudia. She then congratulates him and wishes him good luck in making the marriage work, and Adam shoots her a grateful grin.
Later, Adam runs into Steven at Carrington manor and says he's bugged he hasn't yet received his congratulations on his new marriage. Steven says he doesn't give enough of a rat's ass about the marriage to approve or disapprove of it, so Adam taunts him about the way he abandoned Claudia when he ran off with Luke, then smugly adds, "At least now Claudia has a real man in her bed." Steven says that whatever they do in the sack is their business and that he'd prefer not to know anything about it, then pissily tells Adam to pass along his condolences to his new wife.
A giddy Claudia rushes into Adam's office and tells him she just learned she inherited the Blaisdel-Lankershim oil well. She gushes about how DE-lighted she is to no longer be treated like a poor person now that she considers herself an equal to the Carringtons, and informs Adam that she's willing to move back into the mansion. Adam beams happily and coos about how all of their dreams are all coming true.
The doctor tells Alexis and Prince Michael there's a chance that King Galen's paralysis might not be permanent, and that a risky surgery might possibly help him walk again. After he exits the room, Prince Michael thanks Alexis for rescuing his father and getting him the world's best medical care, and she says she mostly did it so that he and Amanda could be happy again. When Prince Michael says he's more than a little doubtful 'bout that, Alexis urges him to give his wife time and assures him that one day soon they'll be very happy together.
Claudia and Adam arrive at Carrington manor so she can make her grand reentrance as his new wife...and a few seconds later, the two run into a sulky-faced Steven. Adam needles him about congratulating the newest Mrs. Carrington, and Steven just mumbles that he's surprised she'd actually want to move back into this shitty mansion considering how much she seems to hate it [and Blake].
During a catered lunch at ColbyCo, Alexis urges Amanda to work things out with her tiny prince and not throw away a relationship before really giving it a chance. Amanda looks unreceptive to the advice and starts whining about how Alexis didn't accept her as her daughter until she was well into adulthood, and was pretty much forced into it. Alexis snaps that she's getting tired of her "poor little me" act, and dramatically shakes her head from side to side as she points out that while she was exiled and poor, she shelled out cash for all of Amanda's lessons and various expenses. She pronounces, "That was my kind of mother love" and tells Amanda to get her act together or risk losing her royal husband.
After some more smooching, George Hamilton tells Rita that if it makes her feel better, she should continue pretending to Blake that she's too under the weather to have sex. He then hands her a bottle of barbiturates to slip to Blake in the event that he gets amorous...which, ew. A few seconds later, Blake enters the room and is introduced to "Dr. Travers", who tells him that Rita/Krystle has a low grade infection and needs lots of rest. When Rita/Krystle exits the room to go talk to Mrs. Gunnerson, Dr. Travers tells Blake that, contrary to what he just said three seconds ago, his wife really doesn't need that much bed rest. He then offers to give Blake a physical if he ever needs one or wants a second opinion about anything, and Blake's like, "Sounds good, doctor."
Little Blake asks Steven if Krystle is mad at Blake...and Steven scrunches his face confusedly and says that to his knowledge, she still loves the old goat very much. Rita/Krystle suddenly appears in the doorway and tells Little Blake that Mrs. Gunnerson just made him a milkshake, and he reacts to that news by giving her an ack! look and fleeing the room. LOL. Steven asks if anything's wrong with the kid, and Rita/Krystle says she's noticed that he's been telling lots of fibs lately and hopes it's just a phase.
Alexis is being interviewed by World Finance reporter Gordon Wales, who peppers her with questions about her role in King Galen's rescue and whether or not it has anything to do with their previous romance. Alexis says she's a happily married woman, that her relationship with Galen is none of his business, and to get the hell out of her office.
Over in the Delta Rho attic, Krystle is making a weak attempt to pry off the boards that are nailed across the window. She stops when she hears someone coming...and a few seconds later, George Hamilton enters the room. He nods approvingly when he sees that she ate her dinner...and when she implores him to tell her the details about her ransom, he says that the less she knows 'bout that, the better. Krystle thanks him for the books he brought for her and says she could really use another reading lamp, and also wouldn't mind a television set. George Hamilton snarls, "You think you're so damn smart" and assumes she wants to watch the news to find out what's being reported about her disappearance. He warns her that there's no escape from this attic, but promises to consider bringing a TV next time he makes one of his creepy visits...and once he's out of earshot, Krystle continues to try loosening the window boards.
Blake tells Rita/Krystle that he really liked Dr. Travers, then gives her a big smooch before excusing himself to use the bathroom. Rita grabs the bottle of barbiturates and accidentally spills them all over the carpet, and is picking them up when Blake reenters the room and helps her with the task...and while he's not looking, she manages to slip a barbiturate into his nightcap. As the two climb into bed, Rita/Krystle looks alarmed when an aroused (ew) Blake starts caressing her arm, then relieved when his hand and penis suddenly go limp.
Alexis is, for some reason, decked out in funeral attire while she sits in the hospital waiting room, smoking. Dex enters the room and suggests they head home together - but she declines and tells him she wants to get the latest update on Galen's condition. Dex gets irked and says he's tired of playing second fiddle to Galen, and Alexis half-heartedly assures Dex that she loves him and that she'd really like it if he supported her like a husband should. Dex replies that he can't support her love for another man - just as a nurse pops in and tells Alexis that Galen is awake and is asking for her. A dismayed Dex tells Alexis that he's frightened for their marriage, and Alexis is all, "Yeah, whatever. I'll see you later." LOL.
King Galen clutches Alexis's hand and says that while he was imprisoned in Moldavia he was soooo afraid of never seeing her again. He curses the revolution and says if he were still king, he would have implored her to stay with him after the royal wedding. He then says he's willing to have the risky surgery in the hope that it'll relieve his paralysis so he can 1) get his country back, and 2) make her the most powerful woman in the world. Alexis perks up at that second thing...but when she asks him exactly what he means by that, his head flops against his pillow as he passes out. Alexis breathily repeats, "The most powerful woman in the world. How?" and looks intrigued by the notion while staring contemplatively into space.
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